Category: Horse Racing Articles

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Troll off

Social media has been here for a while and it is not going away. I love it, mostly. There are bad jokes and old music clips as well as memories of sporting legends which...

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The right side of the road?

Magna Grecia won the 2000 Guineas. He was, probably, the best horse on the day but some will question the result due to two of the first three finishers running on one side of...

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Does Brighton rock for the Secret Racegoer?

You’ve got to love Brighton. A quirky track that’s home to moderate horses who’s jockeys need to have their wits about them with the seemingly never-ending left-hand turn made more difficult by a slight...

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Ruby was a real diamond

Rupert “Ruby” Walsh, one of, the best  jockeys of the last twenty years, jumped off Kemboy after riding him to victory in the Punchestown Gold Cup and announced his immediate retirement from race riding....

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The Ruby Walsh fact file

1979 – Ruby Walsh was born on 14 May in Kill, County Kildare, Ireland,  the second child, and eldest son, of former champion amateur jockey and now trainer and broadcaster Ted Walsh, and wife...

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The Secret Racegoer at Epsom

The usual security checks were in place at the entrances to Epsom for its first fixture of the season, the Investec Spring Meeting. Curiously, the Secret Racegoer was waved through as, wearing a black...